by Andrew Frisicano

The Books (photo by Nino P.)
The Books

The Books are playing a Thursday, April 9th show at Columbia U's Miller Theatre as part of the duo's short spring tour. Tickets are on sale. All dates below.

The band has been extremely quiet of late, with one high note being its Dark was the Night appearance, covering Nick Drake's "Cello Song " with Jose Gonzalez. As of now, The Books will not be appearing at the live version of Dark was the Night taking place at Radio City Music Hall.

The Books played the 2007 Bang on a Can Festival - the series' first 24+ hour event. The line-up of this year's marathon (May 31, 2009 at the World Financial Center) is still unannounced, but Bang on a Can does have several other fully scheduled events coming up, including a Bang on a Can All-Stars performance of works by David Longstreth, Lee Ranaldo, and others.

All tour dates and a video from the The Books' 2007 DVD Playall, below...

The Books - Classy Penguin (other vids streaming on the band's site)

The Books - 2009 Tour Dates
Thu 04/09/09 - Miller Theatre at Columbia University - New York, NY
Fri 04/10/09 - ICA - Cambridge, MA
Fri 04/10/09 - ICA - Cambridge, MA
Sat 04/11/09 - Dean Carriage Barn - Bennington, VT
Sat 05/02/09 - Open Ears Festival - Kitchener, ON
Sun 05/03/09 - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, IL
Sun 05/03/09 - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, IL